Originally Posted by 25 Year Honda Owner
Yes to both!! The problem is caused by the Obamas of the country wanting social change over the last several years. You have now received social change. Live with it or get your heads out of your rear ends and start living the life God intended on us to live. Liberalism and the destruction of our education system, and family values is to blame. Time to face up to the facts!!
You got it. It's these politically correct/everybody's special so nobody's special/it's not my fault times we are in that is a large part of the problem.
One of the biggest problems out there is personal responsbiliity or lack thereof. I mean, you look at the news, and a somebody gets drunk, jumps in their car, and kills themselves, their friends, their family members, or innocent bystanders...and it is it the fault of the person who poured gallons of beer down their gullet...?...nope, it's the bartender's fault, it's the breweries fault, or it's society's fault...for, you know, allowing bars to exist.
Look at the political process today. If something goes south everybody starts pointing fingers...it's the dems fault...nope, it's the reps fault...no it's the independents fault. I mean, look at the most powerful man in the world. He hasn't taken responsibility for one dam thing since he took office. Great role models we have here.
Look at society today. Somewhere along the line we went from "work hard to get ahead and do the best you can for you and your family" to "what the hell..the gov't is giving out free money/food/shelter...why bother working when we can live on the gov't dime?"
What ever happened to taking responsibility for one's actions? When did it become OK to blame somebody else for something you did? I'm not sure when it happened, but it seemed like one day I woke up, turned on the news, and everybody was pointing fingers at everybody else.
Growing up, my parents instilled many values in me, or at least tried to, and one of them was a man always takes credit where credit is due...but he also admits his mistakes and takes responsibility when he screws up.
I guess all of the above....work hard to get ahead/take responsibility for your actions...are "old fashion" ideas. And maybe I am showing my age a bit but, IMHO, if more people worked hard to get ahead and took on more personal responsibilty, this country would be a better place than it is...and we wouldn't have 1/2 the problems we do.